Extra 260 Build Log

This is more like a rebuild because the plane flew before this and has been on long term parking since then. For this rebuild, I have a new overpowered motor which should be plenty of fun.

This is what it looks like on its first test flight.

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General layout inside the fuselage. This was before I had wired up anything.

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The¬†Turnigy TR 35-42C 1100kv Brushless Outrunner. I bought this when it was on sale so it was a very good deal. Now the price has gone up. This motor is very powerful when coupled with a 11×6 prop. It takes about 2 meters of runway and takes off in about 1 second at full power.¬†Estimated 2-2.5kg of static thrust. This motor is actually overpowered for this model, resulting in a slightly nose heavy condition that was corrected during the build by shifting the ESC and battery rearwards.

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Reinforced motor mount. No way of it coming off during a flight.

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For the ESC (electronic speed controller) I used a TowerPro H40A Brushless Speed Controller. Does the job well and doesn’t get too hot or cut out during flight.

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I used HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servos for the flight controls. These servos centers perfectly and at $2.69 each, they are a steal! No wonder they are always out of stock.

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Commands for the servos and motor are received by a Hobbyking HK-TR6A V2 2.4GHz receiver.

Throw all of the above in a plane and you’ll have a lovely flying machine capable of reaching speeds in excess of 160km/h. This build log will continue with photos and videos of the flight soon.

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